Welcome to the San Ramon
San Ramon Aquacats Mission Statement
The San Ramon Aquacats Swim Club is a recreational swim team in
the San Ramon area. The Aquacats volunteer parent board of
directors and the coaching staff shall focus on building a swim
team, based on a philosophy that encourages values consistent with
our community, which favors inclusion and personal development of
all active members regardless of age or ability; encourages a sound
balance between athletics, team spirit and good sportsmanship; and
maintains a high-quality, personalized approach to coaching the
swimmers at all levels. All swimmers shall be made to feel
welcome to practice and participate as active swimming members of
the Aquacats. Individual skill development, goal setting,
recreational competition, team building, and most importantly, fun
are all stressed. Each swimmer will be encouraged to work toward
his or her full potential, and will be made to feel a part of the
team. Our mission is to instill lifelong skills and a love of
swimming in each of our members.
The San Ramon Aquacats Swim Club, a nonprofit organization, is
run by a volunteer Board of Directors which meets each month. All
parents of swimmers are welcome at each meeting and encouraged to
be involved in team activities and fundraisers.
- Our Summer Recreational Swim season begins in April and
continues through the end of July. For those with qualifying
times, the season can extend through early-August with the County
Championship Invitational. Season fees include Spring and
Summer practices and all dual meets. (Additional fees apply
for optional invitational meets.)
- Our Fall Swim Program is an extension of the Rec season and
runs September through December. Fall program fees are
separate from Summer program fees.
- Spring Clinics run for 3 weeks in March. This is a great
way to get back into swimming shape after a break from the pool
during the winter. Spring Clinics are not included in season
- Registration begins in January for returning families.
All new swimmers must be evaluated by our coaches before a spot on
the team can be offered.
Since we are a Recreational Swim Team, swimmers who
have trained with a USA swim program after December 31,
are not eligible for this program.
|The Following are the minimum requirements
to participate on the team.
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MANDATORY PARENT ASSISTANCE
Parents must work at swim meets and team events. Sign
up to help! Each family is required to
contribute 30 Service Hours/ Points per season, in order to
make our meets and special events run smoothly. Job
sign-ups will be available at the parent info meeting or under each
2018 Parent Info Night
Practice is the single most important means of developing our
swimmers! Consistent attendance will be considered in
scheduling team members for meets.
Swimmers are required to attend a minimum of 2
practices per week during the spring schedule and 3 practices per
week during the summer schedule.
Swimmers missing practice due to illness, vacation,
summer camps, summer classes, etc... must notify a coach
prior to the absence and receive an alternate workout plan approved
by a coach.
**During the summer practice schedule, swimmers who
do not meet the minimum attendance requirement and do not have an
approved alternate workout plan, will NOT be allowed to swim in
meets scheduled the same week.**
PARTICIPATE IN SWIM MEETS AND TEAM EVENTS
Participation on a swim team is a large time commitment for the
parent and swimmer. Swim meets take place on either Saturday
mornings, Sunday afternoons, or Wednesday evenings. The
Meet Schedule will be posted under the "Events" tab. It is
the swimmer and parent's responsibility to sign-up for all meets
and special events.
Along with our meet schedule, we have several special team
events and parties throughout the season. Our primary method
of communication with the team is through e-mail and the
web-site. You don't want to miss out on anything so read all
Swimmers missing more than 3 meets this season will
not receive priority registration status next swim season.
Meet attendance is a crucial part of be a member of our swim
club. Please make this a priority during the season.
Swimmers must compete in at least 3 VSA meets during the season to
be eligible for the VSA Championships. All Aquacat registered
families may be required to do a volunteer shift during
the VSA Championships, regardless if they attend or not
because all jobs are allocated to teams based on a number of
registered swimmers, and not on who actually attends the
Championships. See VSA bylaws link on the right
Swim Meet Dictionary
Swim Meet Survival Guide
What is a "Flyover Start"?
Aquacats Swimmers Incentive Program
2018 Contra Costa County Qualifying Times
Aquacats Team Cheer
Website Tutorial and Guide on how to register for meets
map at Dougherty Valley Aquatics Center for home meets
All Aquacats Swimmers are
expected to wear the designated team suit and swim cap to all
dual league meets. Approved racing suits may worn
with coach approval.
Similar to other youth sport leagues, failure to wear the team
uniform at a meet or competition will result in your child being
unable to participate.
Suit Requirement for Practice:
- Boys shall wear properly fitting competitive swim suits, such
as a Jammer or Speedo Brief
- No surf shorts or loose fitting clothing.
- No stretched-out or thin, see through suits.
- Girls share wear properly fitting one-piece competitive suits
- No 2-piece bikinis (Tankinis ok)
- No stretched-out or thin, see through suits